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Welcome to Children's Workforce
Child Protection training
A variety of training on safeguarding children is available for early years and childcare providers in East Sussex working with children or families.

eLearning programmes

Safeguarding children and young people eLearning

This foundation stage module provides an essential basic introduction to safeguarding children in East Sussex. It is intended for any member of the children's workforce as an introduction to classroom Child Protection training. Click here to access the safeguarding eLearning.

Safer recruitment eLearning course

This course is provided by EduCare.  It will take you through the whole process of safer recruitment, from planning prior to recruitment to maintaining vigilance once the new recruit is a member of your organisation.

You can access this course for the reduced fee of £20. Click here to access the safer recruitment course.

Additional training for schools and registered childcare settings

All school/childcare staff should complete a course in child protection. This is an Ofsted requirement.

In addition, schools and childcare settings should ensure that their designated child protection leads have received training, including refresher training. 

Training for Designated Safeguarding Leads

Every school and Ofsted registered Childcare Setting must have a Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) who has attended a full-day training course on child protection. Following this initial training, DSL’s are required to attend a refresher course every two years.

Click here to see what DSL training is available.

Training for the whole school

Every member of the school’s staff needs to attend a whole-school child protection training course which should take place at the school every three years.

Schools are responsible for arranging and funding their own whole-school training.

Child Protection training for governors

As part of the training offer for governors, Governor Services provide a course with the latest guidance on the governing body’s roles and responsibilities for safeguarding children in schools. On completing the course, participants receive a certificate of attendance for Ofsted verification.

Click here to go to the Governor Services channel.

Training for childcare staff

Providers must train all staff to understand their safeguarding policy and procedures, and ensure that all staff have up to date knowledge of safeguarding issues. Therefore we organise practitioner child protection training.

Click here to see what Child Protection training is available.